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- DescriptionIn his book Nation and Region in Modern American and European Fiction , Thomas O. Beebee analyzes fictional texts as a discursive territoriality that shape readers' tions of (and ambivalence about) national and regional belonging. Several canical works of literary fiction have provided their readers with verbal maps that in their depictions of boundary spaces construct indirect images of national territory and geography.Beebee analyzes comparatively in their historical and cultural diversity in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's, Nikolai Gogol's, and Ivan Turgenev's competing geographies of Russia and its empire, Euclides da Cunha's ambivalent mination of the sertanejo (backlander) as the bedrock of the Brazilian race, William Faulkner's and Jose Lin do Rego's cultural memories of the plantation, Jose Maria Arguedas's velistic ethgeographies of Andean culture, Juan Benet's construction of region as both metaphor and metonym for Francoist Spain, and the u-topian North American (US and Canada) desert landscapes of Mary Austin, Nicole Brossard, and Joy Harjo.
- Author BiographyThomas O. Beebee teaches comparative literature at The Pennsylvania State University. In his research and teaching Beebee is interested in criticism and theory, eighteenth century literature, translation studies, and law and literature. Beebee has published widely in these fields and his book-length publications include Clarissa on the Continent, The Ideology of Genre, and Epistolary Fiction in Europe.
- PublisherPurdue University Press
- Date of Publication15/01/2009
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleComparative Cultural Studies
- Place of PublicationWest Lafayette
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPurdue University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byThomas O. Beebee
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